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Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Tim S, 21 May 2007.

  1. Tim S

    Tim S OG

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    sinizterguy Dark & Sinizter

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    Nice. Capitalise on the paranoid.
     
  3. DougEdey

    DougEdey I pwn all your storage

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    "Tighty Whiteys that protect your goolies."

    Tagline for the win.
     
  4. kenco_uk

    kenco_uk I unsuccessfully then tried again

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    I prefer my tin foil boxers, thanks.
     
  5. specofdust

    specofdust Banned

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    Makes sense, they're willing to pay and too stupid not to.
     
  6. Omnituens

    Omnituens New Member

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    i would have thought that ther would have be better, and cheaper, materials to use than Silver.
     
  7. yodasarmpit

    yodasarmpit No longer the other Brett.

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    Just don't wear them going on holiday.

    "Please step aside sir, the metal detector says you are concealing something in your underpants, or are you just happy to see me"
     
  8. konsta

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    Whilst wifi is a moot point, there is fairly clear evidence that mobile phones in a trouser pocket affect sperm count - at least in the short term. In respect of that, I'd certainly consider something like these - assuming that they were easy to wash and the silver remained woven rather than unravelling...

    I wonder if they make boxers?
     
  9. yodasarmpit

    yodasarmpit No longer the other Brett.

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    It's obviously not as effective as it should be, the number of under-age chavs popping out brats is on the increase :)
     
  10. Perforated

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    Omnituens - silver's only around 25p per gram when last I looked, I don't think costin a pairof boxers would be too high. By this point most of the cost would be on drawing it into thread & using it.

    I can see chavs buying these for shoplifting :p well, when I say "buying"... Hey, would the insulation potentially foil their own security tags? (pun fully intended)
     
  11. completemadness

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    qft :p :p

    at one point there was discussion that tin foil hats amplify mobile phone transmissions (i recall) so - do these do the same ?
    Perhaps a capacitance effect might build up in the silver discharging into - well you know ;)
     
  12. Javerh

    Javerh Topiary Golem

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    Yeah, for specific frequencies they act as parabolic antennas collecting all the waves into their hotspot that might happen to be the exact spot your trying to protect. If you'd really want to keep em shielded, you'd have to be completely inside a conductive container ála Faraday's cage.
     
  13. Dr. Strangelove

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    Hmm considering I work with radiation (mainly beta-radiation) on a weekly basis, I was hoping they would be able to protect me ;) but alas I guess i will just have to stop spilling all over the place :wallbash:

    Anyway lead undies might be a bit on the heavy side :D
     
  14. DXR_13KE

    DXR_13KE BananaModder

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    i use lead underpants with lead pants and a lead diaper to protect my nutz........ NOT.

    i simply don't put my phone in my trousers, i put it in my bag.
     
  15. The_Beast

    The_Beast I like wood ಠ_ಠ

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    they do, I saw them on a show going for $60
     
  16. Spaceraver

    Spaceraver Ultralurker

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    This is making me LMAO, at the moment i cant come up with something witty. But i'll bet a bear that someone will and this thread evolving out of proportions. anyways i hope it does :D
     
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